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Undergraduate Health Professions Advising program at Mount St. Mary's University

Undergraduate Health Professions Advising

Undergraduate Health Professions Advising

From providing health care to underserved communities, to working with parents to manage a child’s food allergy, to helping someone beat cancer, many of those with careers in medicine began their professional training through a pre-health studies program.

Interdisciplinary program

Health professions advising is an interdisciplinary program which spans each of our schools and divisions.

  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Graduate Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Accelerated Undergraduate
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the program.

Health professions advising at the Mount prepares you for a career in medical fields including allopathic, osteopathic and veterinary medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, anesthesiology and more.

Solid preparation for a health profession involves more than just taking the right courses. The Mount’s health professions advising helps you develop a distinctive portfolio of achievements, skills and experiences to prepare you for both exams and life as a medical student, all while you complete your bachelor’s degree. Through collaborative research and publishing with faculty, along with a network of practicing health care professionals as “clinical mentors,” you’ll become a strong candidate for admission to medical or other professional schools and be prepared for the next phase of your career.

After graduation, you’ll have the education and experience necessary to begin your next phase of medical education as you pursue a career as an oncologist, helping patients through a cancer diagnosis, a vascular surgeon at a regional hospital or dentist at your own private practice.

Contact our health professions advisor to plan your course of study.

Where health professions advising graduates go.

Mount graduates from the health professions advising program have gone on to graduate schools such as:

  • Yale University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Princeton University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Maryland Medical School
  • University of Maryland Dental School
  • University of Virginia
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Missouri Veterinary School
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Campbell University
  • Kent State University
  • University of the Sciences
  • Shenandoah University
Top 10% The Mount is in the top 10% of colleges and universities nationwide in terms of the long-term earnings for a four-year college degree.

Health Science and Nursing Dual Degree

The Mount's health science and nursing dual degree program is designed to prepare you for admission into one of our partner institutions to finalize your bachelor’s degree and pursue a nursing degree.

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Osteopathic Medicine Dual Degree

The osteopathic medicine dual degree program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree from the Mount in four years and go directly on to earn a doctoral degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) during the next four years.


Want to see a full listing of all health science / nursing program courses?

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Meet Our Faculty

Patricia Kreke

Patricia Kreke

Professor/Director of Undergraduate Health Professions Advising

Dana Pirone Ward, Ph.D.

Dana Pirone Ward, Ph.D.

Department Chair / Professor of Biology

Rosina Bolen

Rosina Bolen

Assistant Professor

Kathryn Dye

Kathryn Dye

Associate Professor

 Abigail Kula

Abigail Kula

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Patrick Lombardi

Patrick Lombardi

Associate Professor

Ann Lyons

Ann Lyons


Danny Miles Jr., Ph.D.

Danny Miles Jr.


Isaac Mills

Isaac Mills

Associate Professor

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Assistant Professor


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